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Candid B Cream: Uses and Side Effects

Updated on August 21, 2017
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Dr. Manura Nanayakkara is a practicing doctor in Sri Lanka. He holds a postgraduate diploma in psychiatry.

Candid B cream
Candid B cream

What is Candid B Cream or Lotion?

Candid B is a medicine you apply to your skin to help treat inflamed fungal skin infections like ringworm and jock itch, both of which are caused by the same fungus.

It's made of a combination of active ingredients, which are:

  • Clotrimazole — This is an azole antifungal that stops fungus from growing.
  • Beclomethasone diproprionate — This is a strong corticosteroid that relieves symptoms of the infection, including swelling, redness, and itching.

The same active ingredients are found in Lotrisone (US) or Lotriderm (Canada).

Uses of Candid B Treatment (Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate)

Candid B has a wide variety of uses. In its lotion form, it can be used to treat:

  • Ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis; athlete's foot) — Symptoms include itching, stinging, and burning between the toes and on the soles of the feet, blisters that itch, and cracking and peeling skin on the feet.
  • Ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch) Symptoms include itching and pain in the groin area; a rash on the groin, skin folds, inner thighs, or buttocks; a distinct edge to the rash that may be scaly or have bumps that look like blisters; and a red-brown color in the center of the rash.
  • Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) Symptoms include dry, brittle hair or hair loss in patches (if it's on the scalp), severe itching, or a red-ringed patch of small blisters or scaly skin.
  • Yeast infection (external vaginal use only; there is a pill form for vaginal insertion, or oral treatments as well) — Symptoms include burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva, pain when passing urine, pain during sex, soreness, and a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell.

Candid B is not very effective in for widespread fungal infections on the body. For those, you'll need to take oral anti-fungal medication. It is also not very effective at treating infections of the nails.

For vaginal infections, the medication can be applied on the outside of the vagina to relieve itchiness. For the inside of the vagina, you'll need to treat it with vaginal anti-fungal preparations or oral anti-fungal medication.

Sometimes (especially in Asian countries), unmarried girls are not prescribed vaginal antifungal preparations that are inserted into the vagina because it can affect the hymen. Instead, they are prescribed oral anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole.

Ring worm infection
Ring worm infection

How to Use Candid B Cream or Lotion

Be sure to read any information about the medication that your doctor has given you or that comes with the packaging. If you've been prescribed the medication, follow your doctor's instructions exactly.

WARNING: Do not use on people under 17 years of age, since there is a greater chance of the medication penetrating the skin and entering the bloodstream. Do not put the cream inside of your vagina.

Directions:

  • Only use this medication on the skin.
  • Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated.
  • Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually twice daily (in the morning and evening) or as directed by your doctor.
  • Wash your hands after using the cream unless you are using it to treat the hands.
  • Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes after applying the medication to the groin area.
  • Do not miss a dosage or an application. The key to eradicating the infection is consistent application over a set length of time. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible. If it's already time for the next dose, continue application as normal.

The dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated.

Ringworm or jock itch is usually treated for two weeks, and athlete's foot is usually treated for four weeks. Do not use more than 45 grams of the cream or 45 milliliters of the lotion per week unless directed and closely monitored by your doctor.

If the infection persists after these lengths of time, consult a doctor.

Precautions and Warnings

  • Applying the cream over a large area of the body, using a higher dose of the cream than prescribed or recommended, or using the cream more often than prescribed or recommended can all increase the likelihood and severity of side effects.
  • Do not apply the cream to the eyes, mouth, or to the inside of the vagina.
  • This treatment should not be used for children younger than 17 years, or on geriatric patients who have very thin skin, since the medicine could enter the bloodstream and cause adverse reactions.
  • Be sure to use the full recommended dosage of medication, even if the infection or your symptoms seem to have gone away.
  • Be sure to inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after one week of treatment for jock itch or ringworm or two weeks of treatment for athlete's foot.
  • If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, be sure to ask your doctor about using this medication because its effects on infants are unknown.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole or betamethasone or to other azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole) or corticosteroids (e.g., triamcinolone).
  • Also, tell your doctor if you have any other allergies. This product contains inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Always give your physician a full medical history so he or she can make sure you get the correct medication that you need.

Side Effects

Most people using this product do not experience extreme side effects. If your side effects are worse than the original problem, then you should tell a doctor and stop using the medication.

The most common side effects at the area of application include:

  • Redness
  • Tingling
  • Dry skin
  • Stinging
  • Blistering
  • Peeling
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Burning

If any of these side effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • Extreme hair growth
  • Skin thinning or discoloration
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks
  • "Hair bumps" (folliculitis)

Unusual and Extreme Side Effects

Rarely, this medication is absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely to occur in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin, which is why these behaviors are not recommended.

Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Unusual or extreme tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Headache
  • Swelling of the ankles or feet
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Vision problems

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:

  • Rash
  • Itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat)
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

When Should Candid B Not Be Used?

This medication should not be used when these other conditions are present or to treat these conditions:

  • Acne
  • Open or infected wounds
  • Black heads
  • Carbuncles or Furuncles
  • Bacterial abscesses
  • Warts
  • Herpes
  • Broken skin at the site of the rash
  • Skin infections near the rash

Using this preparation for the above conditions will make them worse.

The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. The purpose of this article is to highlight the uses and side effects of this popular prescription-only skin product. The author does not have any affiliation to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals or to the Candid B cream product.

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      ishrat 3 months ago

      Candid b cream is a steroid cream or not

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      Sadhu 3 months ago

      My face full mark due to chicken fox. Can i use this Candid b for removal of marks.

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      Ajaz Ahmad 4 months ago

      I have a swelling in the thigh area. Now thinking about this cream, whether to use or not. Please suggest how to overcome this problem.

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      Reba 4 months ago

      Hi im 8 weeks pregnant with a really bad yeast infection is candid b safe for me and my unborn baby

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      Mannecha Naraina 4 months ago

      Just done a co2 laser treatment for the first time so I would like to know if I can use candidB cream as my skin is dry and redness...Thanks

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      vishma 4 months ago

      can it apply on my groin

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      Saravan 4 months ago

      Hi sir, i am using Candid B cream in between inner thighs for a long time. Will it have any effect on my sperm quality or any chances for my partner not to get pregnant.

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      Amar 6 months ago

      Hello Sir, i used Candid total plus for jock itching and in back for 3 months and also took medicine from doctor. But when i stop applying cream after some time again itching comes and red skin. what to do?

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      saleem 10 months ago

      .I have allergy nearly from 2 weeks.iam suffering with some rashes at my between to tails middle point so I can use this candid b cream it very hot and it's like burning please tell me what is the solution

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      chandra mohan 10 months ago

      sir my feet skin, plam and hhand skin getting dry and crack dr. told me its fungal infaction but he did not sucessfully treated , sir should i try candid dusting power or cream?

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      Candid powder allergy 10 months ago

      Madam I have jock itch infection in my groin area. After taking Terbest for 7 days and using kz lotion for 7 days the symptoms didn't improve satisfactorily. So I thought to wash the affected portion with kz lotion and then dusted candid powder over it. How ever I found the groin area and my penis swelled. Sticky water is coming out from the swelled portion.it is so much that I wetted my paints. It is itching also and after itching it dwells up. What is this. Is it allergy to candid or reaction of kz and candid. Feeling very sad.

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      MMK 11 months ago

      I have itches and redness on elbow and around of my penis

      Can I apply this??

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      Samadhan 11 months ago

      I am 26 year young boy. My problem is that skin on my penis is too hard and dr. Suggested me to use candid. How to use the cream.

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      11 months ago

      Hi i have a 5 year old, she has a rash that itches and spread she has it on her chest, belly and on her hip area, i just started to use candid b. Is it safe for her, i read a blog saying don't use candid b under 12. The green one

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      amy 14 months ago

      Hello doc

      For about 3 months now I ve seen these round fair patches on my face (am dark in complexion )..they kinda peel off when I scratch them ..but before then I had had the same problem a year back and I was given a fungal oral medication..with a vaginal cream .....but recently

      I contacted a pharmacist and he prescribed fluconazole tablet and a candid b cream for me ..my problem is there's no discharge whatsoever ..just that it itches sometimes but not too much ...

      Can I apply it to the patches on my face and also on my vagina even if it doesn't itch too much ?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 14 months ago from Sri Lanka

      1. Generally it is advised not to put Candid B inside the vagina, because it is not effective inside. For that there are vaginal tablets. There won't be any new side effect if you apply it inside the vagina.

      2. Generally you need to apply it at least for 10 days. In addition, you need to sterilise (boil) your undergarments as candid fungal spores can reside in them (to prevent reinfection). Need your sexual partner to use this cream to prevent reinfection.

      3. I mentioned about entering into blood to a lady who is worried about pregnancy. The amount is very very small and wont cause any harm.

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      Luna W. 14 months ago

      Hi Doctor,

      I was infected with Candidiasis for months I think, only 2 weeks ago I decided to visit a doctor due to rashes around my vagina and butt area, it was itchy. I am 24, virgin. I have been dealing with a lot of discharge, including white, brown, clear, even black discharge for the past few years and have always had the itch feeling around my vagina, only this time it got worse.

      After my visit with a Dr, took a sample in my vagina, and prescribed me with ONE Fluconazole, and Econzine cream with piritton. I took the OCP and at night I put on the cream around my vagina and it was very itchy and I took piriton, and no longer used the cream. I thought the infection was over as 2-3 days after that my vagina got a lot better and less discharge , less itchy and rashes completely gone. Then, a week later a lab report for my sample shows that there's a heavy growth of Candid in my vagina, and yes on the same day, my vagina gets itchy back but not as itchy as before I took the pill.

      Then, i told my Dr that and she gave me ONE more fluconazole and replaced me with Candid-B cream. She said to put on the cream as far as I can put it on my vagina, so I thought it has to reach inside the vagina, and For two days in a row, i put the cream on the mouth of my vagina and I know when i sit/walk/layback it will get into the inner area of my vagina, and I kinda put a lot of it as I do not know how much should I put it on until I read ur post.

      My question is,

      1. Why we cannot put the cream INSIDE the vagina? What's the side effect?

      2. How long should the Fungal to be gone when I use the candid-B? Roughly?

      3. You wrote earlier something to do with enter the blood etc, if it enters the blood, then what's the side effect?

      Thank you so much for reading,

      Look forward for your reply.

      Regards,

      Luna W.

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      Brijender Singh 14 months ago

      I am taking treatment from ENT specialist and he advised me to use Surfaz SN Cream into my ear. Is it safe to use this cream inside the ear. Can i use candid B cream instead of Surfaz SN for my ear(inside area). Tel me how to use this cream.

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      zeenathul jeena 18 months ago

      no problem with washing in hot water?

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      Nevaan 19 months ago

      Hi

      I'm getting itching on my buttocks from 'round more than a week, now i applied candid b cream on it, 2-3 hours after applying i got reaction like redness and it got visible, which wasn't like before, please help me out.

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      Riya Dubey 22 months ago

      i have skin problems pemfigues ,i use this or not

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 22 months ago from Sri Lanka

      Candid B works on scalp, but you need to shave the scalp before applying.

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      kk 22 months ago

      can candid B WORK for fungus on scalp???

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      rajn 23 months ago

      Hlo sr. My pin upr red pimple,water ball.I use pandrem cream continue use no pimple ,not use cream then pimple again plz tell me best cream

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      rajn 23 months ago

      Hlo sr. Mere pin par red pimple ho jate hai jis k pani se aur failte hai jb tk cream use krta hu tb tk tik bt jb nhi use krta fir aa jnte aa...

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      mathi 2 years ago

      I have white patchiness in side face may. I use candid b cream for this pls help

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      akash 2 years ago

      hi

      i am married and when i have entercourse and discharge inside my wife, i get itching in mypenis tip after one day. same is the case of my wife and she also gets itching in her vagina. i had this prblem in 3 years back and at that time doctor suggested me for Eumosone cream and got relieved.

      Again in 2 days back, we both have the same problem. so can i repeat the earlier medicines or go for Candid b? Please suggest the correct treatment.

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      C. Ranjan 2 years ago

      My growing part and inside both thigh itching continue. Can I use candid b cream. Kindly guide me

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      Bhavesh 2 years ago

      I am using candid b lotion for fungal infection and yeast infection. But side effects will occur like. Stretch marks,acne, hair bumps How to cure them HELP ME

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You seems to have severe infection and chance of effect on baby is minimal 26 weeks. So it is safe to use it.

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      piyali 2 years ago

      Dr. I m 26 weak pregnant nd i hv vulvitis.my vaginal orifice become white.my dr advised me candid b cream.should i use this inside my vagina.is there any affect on my baby to use this.is it safe.

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      huda 2 years ago

      i'am using candid b from 17 y/o but it never fully cure? how

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      pooja 2 years ago

      Hi, my neck has fully become black...its becoming more n more darker . Will candid b helps in curing this???? Please suggest me

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      deepak 2 years ago

      I had itching in my genital organ.when i used candid-b,i got relief.but after 1day the icth spread down body with small inflammation

      ..is it safe to use candid b further in that areas?? Plz respond...

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      Tusar Kanti Mahap 2 years ago

      I have nail edge skin infection. Please help me.

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      Neha 2 years ago

      Hi....

      M 20yrs old n m in a sexual relation with my boyfriend from last 2 years but for the first time i felt a severe itching n redness in my vagunal part after having sex. My vagina has been swelled abit. Can i use candid b cream over it and is it save or will cause any effect on my pregnancy.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Long term use of candid b can cause skin thinning, but you can use it for several months (3 -4) before seeing that side effect. After treatment hair will grow back. Probably massage center introduced the fungus into your scalp.

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      2 years ago

      Hi, I went to sri lanka and got a shirodhara massage on my head. After that I started losing hair loke crazy, went to a doctor and he said its a fungal infection. He prescribed me candid b lotion to use on my scalp daily for a month. Will this have side effects such as skin thinning? Can I htake orally any medicine to cure the fungus? EWill my hair grow back after treatment? And finally, I think the massage center used USED oil on my scalp...could this have caused the infection? Please reply!!!!

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      shweta kori 2 years ago

      M having white patch on both the side of ma cheek its a type of fungus can using candid b is worth. ?

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      ernirmal87@gmail.com 2 years ago

      My 6 months baby s having eczema for past 4 months..doctor prescribed candid-b for 14. Days 2 times per day....may I continue dis aftet dat and is if cause any side effect to my baby??suggest me plz...her skin becomes thin and turns white

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      ruby 2 years ago

      My vagina has turned dark in colour. can i use candid b. otherwise i have no problem , but yes i get infected with UTI most of the time when i use general public toilets. Can you help please

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      jai 2 years ago

      I have ringworm problem..i used many creams..but nothing works..i m feeding now..can i use this cream?

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      Rose 2 years ago

      I have been using creams with cloritamzole for a long period of time on my face. When I try to stop rashes appear on my face .what should I do?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Candid B would not help for hair loss

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      Jemina 2 years ago

      Hi, i am actually having severe hair loss on the front part of my head.

      will Candid B Cream help?

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      arman 2 years ago

      For the last 3 months I hv fungal infection on ear...taken medication but not cured instead groin region is also affected...I have used Zole, myoclin but not effective... Plz suggest me some effective medication...

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      It is safe to apply. Apply two times per day for at least a week even your symptoms settles. Apply after cleaning the area with a mild soap (baby soap).

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      Andy 2 years ago

      Hi! I've been experiencing a lot of itching right near the outer lip of my vagina. Is it safe to use candid b cream around that area? Also how many times should i apply the cream?

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      Ramandeep 2 years ago

      I have dark spots in my face and blemishes in my nose during pregenency now I have two month baby can I use candid b cream on my face

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      mercy 2 years ago

      Doc i have tried to cure my vaginal discharge for along time since 2002, its white but very thick and cheese and cottage like what medication can i use to clear these.

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      mercy 2 years ago

      Doc i have tried to cure my vaginal discharge for along time since 2002, its white but very thick and cheese and cottage like what medication can i use to clear these.

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      Zaheer, from India 2 years ago

      hello sir, I'm Zaheer, from India. I use candid b cream for eczema near my pubic area. my age is 24

      My problem is I'm having large number of blackheads on my face. can you suggest me some medicine. My face is looking dull due to this

      My second problem is , on my legs i get small black spot which turns into bigger spot and itching starts and after applying candid b it cures, but after a month a new spot from different area comes in the skin. I want complete and permanent cure from this disease. please suggest me medicine. My email id is zaheer12366@gmail.com

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      mrs 2 years ago

      Outer side of vegina is itching so much that I got cuts there when I wash with water it burns me like anything.so can candid b is affected. Should I apply this cream?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Well, it is not indicated to use candid b lotion for dandruff. But since dandruff sometimes caused by fungal infection, therefore, it may be effective. But it is untested for that use. Therefore, side effects cannot be predicted.

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      abhishek 2 years ago

      Im using candid b lotion with hair oil for getting rid of dandruff. Just wanted to chk if em in d right direction n in cade any side effects

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      Monika, India 2 years ago

      Hi Doc,

      I was recommended this cream by somebody as i have internal moles and patchy skin on my face, may be its tanning. Do you feel this will help ?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You may be having endometriosis, you need to see a gynaecologist. Candid b won't help you.

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      terry 2 years ago

      I keep having blister on my vagina before r after period. Why is this. But my discharge seem normal to mw can candid b ccream be used.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      If it is not responded to clotrimazole then the chances are less that your problem settles with candid b. You need to show the lesion to a doctor to get proper diagnoses.

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      Henry 2 years ago

      Sir I am suffering from some infection in my Penis head. It looks like white blisters and also it's numerous. Can I use candid b. I have tried clotrimazole but it doesn't work.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You should immediately stop using Candid Lotion. This would be an allergic reaction. You should get medical opinion as it could be life threatening

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      Kristen592 2 years ago

      My doctor prescribed me candid b lotion for hair fall.

      After applying it for 7 days on my scalp , there are blisters which are very painfull.

      Please reply me asap.

      I was already upset with thinning of hairs but now there is one more problem.

      Please advise me some remedy.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      It is not meant to apply for such a long time. This medication should be applied in clear fungal infections for short period (less than three months). You need to meet a dermatologist.

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      Caroline 2 years ago

      Hello, av been using clozole b on my face for like 3 years and now i am trying to stop but i can't since my face is so itchy and swelling ... what do you advice..

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      How long have you applied candid

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      UKS 2 years ago

      i have had red dots on tip of penis. those getting large in nubers. rim skin little swellon. i used candid b. everything goes normal. but if i leave using it . situation becomes same again in 4-5 days. what to do. ?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Fathima,

      Candid B is known to cause skin fairness due to steroids. Polished look may be due to skin thinning. It is not recommended to use it long term.

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      Fathima 2 years ago

      Hi, i used candid b cream since 2012 n i stoped for last year. when i used tht cream i saw ma skin gt fairer n polished.bt when i stoped using it i saw ma skin color changed n dryness on ma legs. so cn i use it again? cn b use for lifelong n any side effect?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 2 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You can use Oilatum cream.

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      rajan gj 2 years ago

      I had a had a jockitch in my inner thig & &back side of buttecks in past 6 months i also used terbest cream when my skin is redness & very itchness for past 4 months , & also take terbest tablet for 14 day at beginning which are prescribed by docter but after 4 months. now i have no any redness on affectedarea but skin get dryness and itching get started when i stop using that cream, so pls tell me now which type of medicine/ ointmenti can take

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You can use either, as there is only slight difference between betamethasone and beclomethasone. Candid B has an anti fungal added to it.

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      Rajsha 3 years ago

      Hi Doctor,

      I have a tight foreskin which is not retractable, the problem is called Phimosis and have come to know about an ointment called Betamethasone 0.05% for its cure.

      Can you suggest me -is Candid B is the same cream as Betamethasone 0.05% or if not what would be the correct name of the cream available in India

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      you can try, but if it is not fungal then wont respond

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      kuku 3 years ago

      I got etching in my loyure part may I aaply candidcandid,_d for that was it safe or not guide me plzz I sm really upset regarding I...

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      bikash 3 years ago

      filling good

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      The white spot may not be due to fungal infection. Stop using it.

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      moh moh 3 years ago

      my fri used candid B creamfor white spot on his face last 5days ago .and now his spot are more brighter .is it dangerous?

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      Nisha 3 years ago

      Hi , i hav got dark area near my mouth.. pls suggets me any medication to remove the same.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Yes it is essential that you need to treat your partner.

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      umeyra 3 years ago

      will i use it while my husband is around octerD

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      It is safe to get pregnant. Sorry, i do not know any home remedies for your condition.

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      nithya 3 years ago

      From 2months I have fungal infection on below breast and in inner thighs and vargina. Can i still plan for pregancy even though I have fungal infection??? From today i will stop using cream or oral medicines and I will use some home remedies. Is it safe to get pregant?

      Can you please suggest me some home remedies.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Chances of harm are very low and there have been no documented cases of harm to baby by using this product in pregnancy. Therefore, of you have severe fungal infection then by all means use it. Since you are using it on skin (not in vagina) , absorption is further reduced. Therefore, any antifungal preparation would have similar risk to this product. But if you are a person who is ultra careful then apply it after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      It is safer to use it after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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      nithya 3 years ago

      From 2months I have fungal infection on below breast n in inner thighs n vargina. .

      Can i still plan for pregancy even though I have fungal infection if so how to cure infection.

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      asha 3 years ago

      candid b cream can't be used during first 12weeks of pregnancy.but can candid cream can be used for fungal infectin during pregnancy.

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You need to treat it with adequate time. Even nizol would enough. Treat it at least for three months.

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      abdi 3 years ago

      I have a white spot on my back and I have used anti fungal drugs like nizrol and it appears again after some times.can I use clozole-B cream

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      If it is ring worm then candid b is effective. You should apply it after cleaning the area with a mild soap. Usually twice a day is enough. You need to clean and dry your garments in sunlight to prevent reinfection.

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      Trisha 3 years ago

      Doc it is itchy, but now after using this cream i think it will cure.. but need to know till when should i apply it...? If it is ring worm than it will cure by candid b..?

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Trisha

      If it is not itchy. But red, hot, and painful then it may not be due to fungal infection. Then candid b wont help. So you need to contact your doctor.

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      trisha 3 years ago

      Dear Doc, I'm 21 years old female & I m not virgin.

      I have a thick inflation kind of rash on my waist, it is burning a lot and spreading day by day. I think it is something like ring worm, it is burning a lot from last 4 days. some one suggested me to use Candid-B. And i have started using it from last night, will it work and till when should i apply..? Plz Suggest me...

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Do not Use Candid B for pimples.

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      kamini 3 years ago

      m havng lots of pimple nd itching in them so m using candidi b cream....Is it good to use this cream on pimples....

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      kamini 3 years ago

      m havng lots of pimple nd itching in them so m using candidi b cream....Is it good to use this cream on pimples....

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Candid B has clotrimazole and it has a Betamethasone (Steroid) as well. It is effective for Balanitis.

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      Girish 3 years ago

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      Dermtologist (Skin speshlist)

      I have Balanitis (1cm width) on head of the penis. kindly suggest the treatment...

      An may I know Candid B cream is suitable to treat Balanitis, or else Clotrimazole cream is effective one .........kindly reply

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      Dr Manura Nanayakkara 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Looks like a fungal infection, but could not tell exactly without seeing the lesion. Candid B cream is better.

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      Nidhi 3 years ago

      I have small patch on my breast just below the areola. it is dark, dry and flaky. And itches a lot after taking bath especially. it has been 3-4 weeks since i first noticed it. There are no pus or any skin defect other than dark flaky patch. Could it be fungal infection? Should i apply candid or candid B ointment? I have heard there is candid powder too.. will that be safer?

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      Mike 3 years ago

      Candid B cream is the most effective anti fungal cream.